Social Media 101 – A class for beginners (don’t be a Weiner)

Next week I’m teaching a class called “Social Media 101 – A class for beginners (don’t be a Weiner).”

(Yes, it’s a silly title.  I was feeling playful when I was planning the class. Also, I realized I could do it now or not do it at all as the joke would be passé by the time I taught the class and, ta da, I was right.)

The class will be on June 29th from 7pm to 8:30pm at Hive @ 55 in Manhattan.

It’s a class that is specifically for people who are new to the social web or who have a little experience but want to learn more.  Here is the class description:

This course will cover the basics of the social web. You’ll learn about the big 4 social media sites: Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube. You’ll learn the best ways to navigate these sites. You’ll also learn what to watch out for regarding security and privacy.

The goal is for everyone to leave the class with a Twitter account. You’ll follow a few people and send your first tweet. If we have time, we’ll also send retweets and a direct message; even if you don’t send them all during this class, you’ll leave knowing what those terms mean. The price includes handouts.

This class is for people who simply haven’t taken the plunge and want to know the basics of the social media landscape before diving in. What’s required? Please bring a laptop or tablet (iPad or Android tablet) and be ready to learn. This class is a beginner level course. If you’re already doing your thing on the big 4 social media sites (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube), this is going to be boring to you.

The plan is I’ll talk for about 30 to 40 minutes but the rest of the we’ll work on getting you a real Twitter account, so you can jump in.  Honestly, even though the concept is basic, I find that people learn best when they’re in it.

I’m really excited because I do miss teaching. I’ve had a chance to do a handful of presentations on the social web and have gotten great feedback.

If you’re in the NYC area and would like to take it, you can sign up here: http://skl.sh/mJPpmE

Also, if you know someone in the NYC area who you think would be interested, I would love it if you shared it with them.

Thanks and have a great weekend!

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4 Responses to Social Media 101 – A class for beginners (don’t be a Weiner)

  1. Dearest Regina,

    This is priceless! Don’t worry about this ‘Weiner’ vanishing any time soon. He’s put his pecker out for others to see via social media so you got a great point!

    Lots of success with your class and I regret that I’m too far off…

    Have a great weekend!

    Mariette

  2. Regina Walton says:

    🙂 You’re already on Twitter, I believe, so this class would be too easy for you anyway. This is the start of what I hope will be a series of classes that I’ll develop. I just figured the best way to jump into it all is to begin and the beginning.

    Thanks for your support. I do appreciate it.

  3. Dearest Regina,

    Just got this Timely Limerick in this morning:

    There once was a pervert named Weiner
    Who had a perverted demeanor
    Forced from the Hill
    For acting like Bill
    Now Congress is one weiner leaner

    • Regina Walton says:

      OMG. This got lost in my email box! Too funny! 🙂 Thanks for sharing it!

      The class went well and it’s on to the next one in about a week and a half.

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